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Important Quotes from the Novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Word Count: 1,198
Now women forget all those things they dont want to remember and remember everything they dont want to forget The dream is the truth Then they act and do things accordingly Hurston 1This quote explains the authors view on the difference in the way men and women think Hurston claims that women react in a different manner than men do They have a harder time distinguishing between dream and reality They believe their dreams are their reality and live their lives according to what they believe I chose this quote because I do believe that most women think deeper about certain situations and want to believe that their dreams are the truthShips at a distance have every mans wish on board For some they come in with the tide For others they sail forever on the horizon never out of sight never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation his dreams mocked to death by Time That is the life of men Hurston 1Hurston choses to create this quote to display that in her opinion men are more practical than women Also that men believe their dreams are unreachable This is shown by the distant ships that rarely come onto the shore When men realize that their dreams are unlikely they accept it and move on I chose this quote because I think that it speaks for men in what they believe I think that men strive for their dreams to come true but dont completely expect them toDats what makes me skeered You dont mean no harm You dont even know where harm is at Ahm ole now Ah cant be always guidin yo feet from harm and danger Ah wants to see you married right away Hurston 13This quote explains how Nanny feels that Janie has finally become a woman However Nanny feels that Janie is still very innocent She thinks that Janie cannot handle the outside world
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